18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting

Country: Switzerland

City: Zurich

Abstr. due: 21.08.2020

Dates: 06.11.20 — 07.11.20

Organizing comittee e-mail: pierre.dezes@scnat.ch

Organizers: The Department of Earth Sciences of the ETH Zurich and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)


The theme of the 18th SGM Plenary Session is “Shaping Earth: From Planet Accretion To Microbes”. 

Due to the current situation, it is not clear whether the plenary session can be held this year at all. We will keep you informed on the SGM 2020 Website.



We kindly invite you to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters addressing the following subjects:

1. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics

2. Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry

3. Stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry: development and applications

4. Environmental Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements

5. Paleontology

6. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology: processes and deposits through time

7. Seismic Hazard and Risk in Switzerland: From Science to Mitigation

8. Deep geothermal energy, CO2-storage and energy-related exploration of the subsurface

9. Quaternary environments: landscapes, climate, ecosystems and human activity during the past 2.6 million years

10. Geomorphology or Shaping Earth Surface

11. Soil: Processes, Functions and Management

12. Cryospheric Sciences

13. Hydrology and Hydrogeology

14. Limnology in Switzerland and the new LéXPLORE infrastructure

15. Scientific Ocean Drilling: Driving Questions from a Swiss Prospective

16. Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Greenhouse Gases

17. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

18. Climatology

19. Tackling the Climate Crisis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change Education and Communication

20. Remote Sensing of the Spheres

21. Geoscience and Geoinformation – From data acquisition to modelling and visualisation

22. Human Geographies: Bodies, Cultures, Societies

23. Human Geographies: Cities, Regions, Economies

24. Human Geographies: Materials, Natures, Politics

25. Forms, flux and processes of carbon exchange within and between Earth’s surface and the deep Earth through time

26. How to build a habitable planet? Insights from the Earth’s Interior

27. Mountains as contexts for global change: interdisciplinary experiences, challenges and new perspectives across the natural and social sciences

Conference Web-Site: https://geoscience-meeting.ch/sgm2020/